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Upside Down (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1 May 2013 (France)
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Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Rose ...
Vlasta Vrana ...
Mr. Hunt
Holly Uloth ...
Paula (as Holly O'Brien)
Elliott Larson ...
Maurane Arcand ...
Janine Theriault ...
Miss Maguire
Vincent Messina ...
Cole K. Mickenzie ...
Paul Ahmarani ...
Mr. Tenet


Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach... a girl named Eden. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grownup Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back... Not even the law or science! Written by Onyx Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Look up, Look Down, Look for love See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 May 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Al revés  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,722 (USA) (15 March 2013)


$102,118 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While the director and production designer wanted to use real-life environments as much as possible, green screen was necessary to expand beyond the set in places such as windows. See more »


Eden's hand and arm positions change between shots during the final scene in the movie, when she is kissing Adam. See more »


[first lines]
Adam: The universe, so full of wonders. I could spend hours and hours looking up at the sky. So many stars, so many mysteries. And there's one very special star that makes me think of one very special person. Now let me tell you my story.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears in its stylized state at the beginning: "UPSIDE NWOD" See more »


References The Man Without a Head (2003) See more »


Written by Jonathan Morali
Performed by Syd Matters
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User Reviews

Beautiful fairy-tale
13 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

The film's setting is magnificently beautiful, there are a lot of stunning ideas and images and the main story is good enough to make the two-planet world look real. The one and the only one flaw of the film is that it pretends to be a sci-fi film rather than a fairy-tale in an unusual setting. If you judge it as a sci-fi you will find a lot of "how could it be" things that tear the imaginary world apart. The actors are great and it is fun to see Spall as a protagonist friend rather than foe. Both Sturges and Dunst are wonderful. So if you want to watch a sci-fi film you better avoid "Upside Down". This is a love story set in the fantasy world. No more, but no less.

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